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How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Activities

How to Entertain your Grandparents at the Indiana Dunes

We know you want to bring your grandparents to the Indiana Dunes, but how will you keep them entertained? Grandmas and grandpas need things to keep them occupied, so we’ve made this handy checklist to help you take care of all their needs while visiting Indiana Dunes Country.

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Outdoor Adventures

Indiana Dunes and Local Parks

We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Must See and Do in the Indiana Dunes

When you visit the Indiana Dunes, you want to make the most of your time. So what are the must-see and do activities to put on your itinerary? Check out our list here and photos from real visitors who shared their stories on Instagram.

Six Indiana Dunes Country Ideas for a Nontraditional Valentine’s Day

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Six Indiana Dunes Country Ideas for a Nontraditional Valentine’s Day

It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued

7 Year-round Things to do at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Shopping

7 Year-round Things to do at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued

A Beginner Goes to Bird Fest

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 in Activities, Birding, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Outdoor Adventures

A Beginner Goes to Bird Fest

by Brooke Allen, Community Engagement Director at Indiana Dunes Tourism   This week begins my second month at Indiana Dunes Tourism. As the new kid, I look for ways to learn more about the dunes area. I approached my boss with the idea of actually attending the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, rather than just … Continued

Do the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 in Activities, Indiana Dunes, Winter

Do the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

  Looking for something different to do? The Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt is your guide to discovery and adventure in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Pick up the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt flyer at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or the Paul H. Douglas Center. There are nine amazing places to explore. Ask a ranger … Continued

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Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.